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Book Title: The Mute Anklet|
The author of the book: Radhika Nathan
Edition: Westland and Tranquebar Press
Date of issue: July 9th 2013
ISBN 13: 9789383260188
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It s the 1790s in India. The third Anglo-Mysore War, between the kingdom of Mysore and the East India Company, is hurtling towards a climax. The British, having captured the Malabar Coast, are lurching nervously towards Bangalore. Tipu Sultan is waging a ferocious battle.
In this time of intrigue and hostility, the beauteous Uma Brooke, an Englishman s daughter, in the care of the maharajah of Madurai, is embroiled in a personal conflict of her own. The maharajah wants her to marry Captain Ashton Trevelyan of the British army, a man he takes an immediate liking to. Uma has no desire to hurt her gentle guardian; yet, prejudiced by the circumstances of her birth, and vociferous about her attachment to India, she cannot conceive of a future with a Briton. Detached Captain Trevelyan, on his part, feels compelled to submit to this marriage for reasons that are wholly strategic after a failed siege, consenting to the maharajah s demand is the only way of salvaging the battle. Further complicating the impending wedding is a threat that follows Uma no matter where she goes; what seems to be a case of petty thievery morphs into a desperate, targeted assault.
Uma and Captain Trevelyan must not only try defending themselves against the onslaught of history, but must also attempt securing their teetering association. Will their relationship strained by verbal assaults and reckless sparring, tested by ideologies that clash endure? Will Uma overcome her preconceptions and biases, and will Ashton, past his indifference, find empathy and concern? Most importantly, in an era of grand historical crusades, will there be time for the personal? Find out in this captivating novel.
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Read information about the authorRadhika Nathan is a juggler, a meanderer and a rolling stone. She believes in the miracle of words and the rain. Her favourite pastimes include reading, listening to podcasts and gazing at monsoon clouds. Her taste in books is eclectic ranging from anthropology to old fashioned murder mysteries, and if pushed she would name Jane Austen as her favourite author for her believable, eternal characters. Travel is something she enjoys and has been to more than a dozen countries- for the love of meeting new people and discovering new cultures.
Radhika writes for her fascination of human beings, intrigued by their archetypal & atypical behaviour and the differences & similarities in all of us. Writing is a means that forces her to think and re-examine a point of view or a preconceived notion. ‘I grow as a person as I write’, she says and quotes ‘A well written sentence [a rare occurrence] is like soul chocolate.’
Radhika, believes in a spiritual approach to life that welcomes science. She believes in liberty, equality, personal responsibility and fair play.
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